Wednesday, September 1

Change and Grow Stronger

C.S. Lewis said, “It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad. “
Change can be difficult to accept, but as with the analogy of a bird, we can never really fly unless we learn to leave the comfort of the egg. We need to hatch and sometimes that isn’t easy but it makes us stronger.
Once, when observing baby chicks being hatched I a kindergarten classroom I saw the children wanting to help the chicks along by pulling away a piece of the egg shell. They could see the little beak trying so hard to break through and struggling to escape. The wise teacher told the children that if they helped the chick break trough the shell then it would never be strong enough to survive once it was freed. It was that very struggle that made the chick strong and independent.
We all have our shells to break out of at times. We need to leave our comfort zone in order to grow. The struggle to accomplish the change is as necessary sometimes as the change itself. It makes us stronger and more independent. If, like the bird we are content staying in our shell, we will surely “go bad” from lack of development.

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